Should You Get a Dog if You Live in an Apartment?

You may be considering getting a furry friend. However, if you live in an apartment, you may be thinking twice. White Oak Grove Apartments is a pet-friendly apartment complex located in Asheville, North Carolina. Below, we'll take a look at some things to consider before you get a dog for your apartment. Contact us for a free tour today!

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Consider The Breed

You should consider what breed of dog you choose if you live in a luxury apartment in Asheville. For example, toy dogs are very small, so they adapt well to apartment spaces. However, many herding breeds and terriers tend to be barkers since they alert their owners to movements. Plus, size does matter. A large breed dog does need room to stretch its legs!

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Consider Your Spare Time

Since your dog won't have access to a backyard where they can run around and get their energy out, it'll be up to you to exercise them regularly. Be sure you have the extra time for lots of walks, and if you have a breed with lots of energy (or a puppy), make time for play, too! However, if you have a large number of time commitments and adding a dog would be tough, it may behoove you to put off dog ownership for the time being.

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Invest in Dog Training

Your neighbors won't mind your dog unless it barks non-stop when you are away or it jumps up to greet them. Training is the best way to ensure you have a well-behaved dog that listens to your commands. You also want to properly crate train and socialize your dog so that it doesn't develop separation anxiety while you are away.

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Consider Your Apartment Space & Location

You want to make dog ownership easy for you and your dog. Consider choosing an apartment on the ground level, so it's easy to let your dog in and out, especially in the middle of the night. Also, you may want to upgrade to a larger apartment (for example, from a one-bedroom to a two-bedroom apartment) to have space for your dog to roam.


Our luxury and pet friendly apartments are conveniently located equidistant from downtown West Asheville, and the River Arts District. This allows you to take full advantage of everything that Asheville, North Carolina offers. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring both you and your fur baby are comfortable here. Our luxury apartment complex in Asheville offers a spacious and secure bark park for your dog to run around and play in. There are lots of open spaces nearby for free play, and lots of trails to take advantage of. We want to care for all your needs, including for those of your dog.

If you are looking for a pet friendly luxury apartment in Asheville, contact us for a free tour today!

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